Butch Jones Todd Kelly practice field goal line
Tennessee held its first two-a-days on Saturday.
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00:01 We all got their first taste of two days this
00:04 fall and it started with an early morning practice and then
00:06 a scrimmage tonight. The media was only allowed in the morning
00:10 practice we couldn't watch the scrimmage this afternoon in the stadium.
00:13 Todd Kelly junior did not scrimmage and I did notice --
00:15 in the morning session. He went down and the trainers have
00:18 to come over now he did get back up but that
00:20 morning session but he did not participate in the scrimmage. In
00:23 the scrimmage tonight -- -- drew the second team offense down
00:26 the field but then they turned the ball over inside the
00:28 five. We did some coming out situations and great illustration on
00:34 the offense. We started the one yard line the offense that
00:38 drives the ball. They get down to the two yard line
00:41 and we turn the football -- And it's a great illustration
00:44 for our defense is communal places they had just keep playing
00:47 keep scratching keep -- -- -- the other hand. We have
00:50 to finish the deal he need to reward your car hard
00:53 work it was a thirteen play drive and we put the
00:55 ball on the ground -- -- fourteen you can't do that
00:57 expectant problems. WBI arts and sports Patrick Murray has more from
01:02 outside -- stadium. The guy that forced that bubble to and
01:07 that drive with a big hit at the goal line was
01:10 sophomore defensive back LaMont Johnson. Another turnover in the scrimmage adjusting
01:14 Coleman tipped a pass into the air Brian Randolph picked it
01:17 off a couple of big plays for the defense. Butch Jones
01:21 said he didn't get as -- get as many big plays
01:23 out of the offense as he was hoping for. When asked
01:26 about the quarterbacks Butch Jones did not mention Joshua dobbs by
01:29 name. He did say that Nathan Peter -- took some very
01:32 important steps in moving forward today and that Justin Worley. Was
01:36 playing with a lot more confidence and command of the line
01:39 of scrimmage although he still needs more. The balls will head
01:42 into the meeting rooms on Sunday to watch filming correct mistakes
01:46 before heading back out to the practice field. Monday morning and
01:49 you and stadium I'm Patrick Murray Debbie VIR ten sports.
Day eight of fall camp brought the first day of two-a-days for Tennessee.
The Vols worked mostly on special teams in a 9 A.M. practice at Haslam Field then held their first scrimmage of the fall at Neyland Stadium in the evening.
The media was not allowed to watch the scrimmage but was able to speak with Butch Jones and a few players afterwards.
Butch Jones didn't reveal much about the scrimmage but he seemed fairly pleased, saying that the Vols grew up and matured a little bit.
The first and second team offenses and defenses competed against each other, running about 90 plays.
Nathan Peterman led the second team offense on a long 13-play drive from the one-yard line to the opposite goalline before Lemond Johnson ended the drive on play 14 with a big hit to force a fumble. Neither Butch nor the players would say who lost the fumble.
The only other turnover in the scrimmage came when Justin Coleman tipped a pass into the air and Brian Randolph intercepted it.
Butch praised Nashville native Derek Barnett saying that he stood out the most among the young defensive lineman. Veteran safety Brian Randolph was impressed by the freshman Barnett as well saying he was going 100% every play and was always near the ball.
Jalen Hurd also drew praise from the head coach who said the freshman continues to get better and better.
Butch didn't mention Joshua Dobbs by name when asked about the quarterbacks but did say that Nathan Peterman took some very important steps in moving forward and Justin Worley played with more confidence and command of the offensive line, although he is still looking for more.
Freshmen defensive backs Todd Kelly Jr. and Cortez McDowell and sophomore tight end A.J. Branisel were held out of the evening practice because of injury.
The Vols will watch film and correct mistakes in meetings on Sunday before getting back on the practice field on Monday morning.
Hear post scrimmage comments from Butch Jones and Nathan Peterman below.
Vols head coach Butch Jones meets with the media on Saturday after Tennessee's first scrimmage of the fall.
Quarterback Nathan Peterman speaks with the media after Saturday's scrimmage. The redshirt sophomore led the second team offense on a 14-play drive from the 1-yard line to the opposite goal line.